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TNC Update: Uber May Exit Hawaii, Launch in Huntsville, Ala.

Tom Halligan
Posted on February 12, 2016
The city council of Huntsville, Ala. unanimously approved amendments to its transportation code, opening the door for TNCs to begin operation. Read Tech Alabama article.

In Hawaii, Uber officials say the company might be forced to close on Oahu if a bill passes that would regulate its drivers like taxi drivers, affecting about 3,500 independent drivers. Read Hawaii News Now article.

In Florida, a bill that would give Hillsborough County exclusive control over regulating TNCs was reported favorably by the House Economic Affairs Committee -- but may be nullified by another bill approved by the House that would pre-empt local governance. Read Tampa Tribune article.

Related Topics: Alabama operators, FLORIDA, Hawaii operators, regulations, Tampa Bay operators, TNCs, Uber, West Florida Livery Association

Comments ( 2 )
  • anthony

     | about 2 years ago

    Hawaii has always protected all the tourists that visit the area. They also protected them as consumers not allowing limo companies to raise rates on new years eve etc. So their city council will also protect the service providers against a tech company that has violated the laws and rules regarding the transportation industry.

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